The Cherry Lane Theatre presents Celeste Makoff's new musical set in a dystopian future where tens of millions of people get only three minutes of sunlight a day. More…
This small amount of light is controlled by a fascist dictator, Marcus Pressi; a master of propaganda and control by censorship. After discovering that 'someone in the sky hides the light away,' Rian, an illegal violin maker, leaves her home and family to try to set things right. With courage, she disguises herself as the enemy in an attempt to reveal freedom to those who don't even know it exists. Her violin playing expresses our capacity as humans to desire truth and the divine power of communication through music.
See it if You're into strong heroines a la Katniss Everdeen, like dystopian sagas, enjoy works in progress, like musical allegories & dark environment
Don't see it if You like your music varied and not incessantly glum, you don't appreciate dancers coming on for no reason or an initially confusing book
See it if you like original works by a new generation of artists, and you don't mind plot holes.
Don't see it if you're not into school plays. This isn't one, but it feels like it. You can tell the artists give it their all, but it just misses the mark.